Invited to be a guest lecturer in the Brandt School’s speaker series, my talk engages with four key themes that are pertinent to consociational theory:

  • Origins and evolution of consociationalism
  • The ‘liberal turn’ in consociational theory
  • The feasibility and viability of consociational institutions
  • The promise of consociational theory for conflict management practice

The talk emphasises the important links between leadership, diplomacy, and institutional design in understanding when and why consociational conflict management can succeed in establishing sustainable peace in divided societies.